IND vs AFG: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today’s India vs Afghanistan Match? Who is India Captain?

Updated on: Sep 8, 2022 7:30 pm IST

  • Rohit Sharma IND vs AFG Dream11 India vs Afghanistan

    Rohit Sharma IND vs AFG: In a massive breaking news development, India captain Rohit Sharma is not playing the last match of Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The Men in Blue have already been knocked out of the T20 tournament after having conceded two poor back-to-back losses at the hands of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

    IND vs AFG: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today’s India vs Afghanistan Match? Who is India Captain?

    After losing the toss and being put in to bat first, India’s stand-in skipper KL Rahul revealed the big news that regular captain Rohit Sharma is not playing today against Afghanistan. Rahul noted that Rohit needed some rest as the conditions are very much hot in the UAE and the team has been playing back-to-back games in the ongoing edition of Asia Cup. Incidentally, Rohit Sharma smashed an amazing innings of 72 runs off 41 deliveries that included 5 fours and 4 sixes during the last match against Sri Lanka. India have made as many as three changes to their playing 11 from the last match as the trio of Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik have been included in the side.

    “We wanted to bat first. We want to challenge ourselves as a batting unit. Rohit wants to take a break, playing back-to-back is not easy in these conditions. Yuzi (Chahal), Rohit and Hardik miss out. Chahar, Karthik and Axar come in. Even coming into this tournament, we had the T20 World Cup in mind. It’s a good learning for us to play such a tournament before the World Cup. We have learnt a few things from the losses. Trying to finalise the roles that each individual will play in the World Cup,” said Indian skipper KL Rahul at the toss.

     

    India Playing 11

    1. Suryakumar Yadav
    2. KL Rahul (C)
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    5. Deepak Hooda
    6. Dinesh Karthik 
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Ravichandran Ashwin
    9. Deepak Chahar
    10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    11. Arshdeep Singh

    Related: Who will win Asia Cup 2022?

    Asia Cup 2022 Schedule

    Date Match Venue Time Result
    27 August, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
    28 August, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST India won by 5 wickets
    30 August, 2022 (Tuesday) Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
    31 August, 2022 (Wednesday) India vs Hong Kong Dubai 7:30 PM IST India won by 40 runs
    1 September, 2022 (Thursday) Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dubai 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets
    2 September, 2022 (Friday) Pakistan vs Hong Kong Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 155 runs
    3 September, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
    4 September, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 5 wickets
    6 September, 2022 (Tuesday) India vs Sri Lanka Dubai 7:30 PM IST Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
    7 September, 2022 (Wednesday) Pakistan vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Pakistan won by 1 wicket
    8 September, 2022 (Thursday) India vs Afghanistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    9 September, 2022 (Friday) Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    11 September, 2022 (Sunday) Final
    (Sri Lanka vs Pakistan)
    Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA

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